unclemike (2401) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good stuff. Has a nice thick head and just reeks of hops and weeds. Smells as fresh of hops as Iíve even smelled. Taste is just full of hops. Smooth and not too carbonated. A wonderful experience. Great job! This has to be one of the better IPAís Iíve had
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via trade from BVC. Pours copper with a soapy head. Nose is a bit skunky and resiny, as well as a touch sweet. On taste, itís pretty aggressive and somewhat astringent, lots of malts in the background, some paper. A bit spicy and skunky on the taste. An awful lot like the normal IPA. Not sure that I care too much for it. Itís okay.
can8ianben (1379) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma was straight up pine cone. I was hopeful that this would be all about the grapefruit, but it wasnít quite that way. Amber in color, sweet mouthglazing malt backbone.
Sampled at LA Craft Beer Fest.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange with lots of white foamy head, lacing and carbonation bubbles. Smell is a very citrusy orange/lemon along with spice and hops. Nice citrus taste and plenty of hops for us hop-heads.... once you get paste the hops you also pick up some caramel, malt as well as some floral and pine to finish it off... lots going on with this beer. Good stuff - couldnít stop at just one... not that I was trying too hard to.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours amber/orange color with off white head. Aroma is grass. Medium bodied. Flavor is more grass, hop spice, and finishes with a dry caramel sweetness. A nice brew from a great American brewery.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. thanks to joey for the nice bonus.....pours a mostly transparent apple cider brown with a thin soapy white head..... aroma of citrus hops with a dash of pine..... flavors of earthy grassy hops, a little citrus, with an earthy somewhat bitter pine finish. it has got a semi-sweetness to it as well to go alongside the aforementioned hops. medium carbonation and drinkable without a doubt.
neepsntatties (1280) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this a while back when the bottles were first released in our area and had some more recently. Colour... peachy-amber with a frothy, ecru head. Nose... nicely hoppy and citrusy. Palate...doughy, piney though not resinous, plenty oí hops but nicely balanced with the malt. Long, bitter finish.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with thin head.
Smells just like thjeir Pale Ale.
Tastes just like their Pale Ale.
Quite disapointing. It tastes exactly like their pale ale, with a little more hops, not any more bitter, and a stronger malt backbvone.
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out amber-orange with lots of head. Taste is sweet and malty with lots of bitter hops. Nice balance. Easy to drink. Crisp bitter finish. Great 6pack for the $. One soild IPA.
Alphadelic (1840) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great looking orange brew with hints of yellow toward the edge of the glass. Foaming white head. Appetising and very, very clear.
There is a pleasing thickness to the aroma as if one were inhaling a marshmallow. Full of pine freshness and yet some floury sourdough does make an appearance. Seemingly well balanced on the nose.
Ooh. Now here is something. Not too in-your-face USA. Yes the hops are right there but they are accompanied by ripe mango and pulpy banana.. The malts and yeast are very readable. This is remarkably well balanced, one might even say restrained. Slightly petrolly which gives it a nice lightly burnt richness. Quite thick and oily with a tingly carbonation that prickles the tongue a bit much for me. Foams up nicely in the mouth though.
An impressive and well judged IPA.